2148 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

Nativity Lent 2018 Message from Bishop Maxim

Nativity Lent 2018 Message from Bishop Maxim

Dear Broth­ers and Sis­ters,

As we are enter­ing Nativ­i­ty Lent, the Church invites us to observe the fast to the best of your abil­i­ty, in order to par­take of the great cos­mo­genic real­i­ty of Christ’s Incar­na­tion.

Fast­ing is a great spir­i­tu­al endeav­or and the fore­most expres­sion of the Ortho­dox ascetic ide­al. Accord­ing to Basil the Great, fast­ing is as old as human­i­ty itself; it was pre­scribed in par­adise.

For this rea­son, the Church has always pro­claimed the great sig­nif­i­cance of fast­ing for our spir­i­tu­al life and sal­va­tion. This dis­ci­pline is there not just as a sea­son­al diet but is a guide to curb oth­er harm­ful aspects of our lives so that we may devel­op a vir­tu­ous life.

I invite you, beloved ones, with the guid­ance of your parish priest, to strive to observe the fast as well as one can, “repeal­ing bad habits and replac­ing them with virtues.”

May our Lord grant to you and your loved ones a blessed and peace­ful Nativ­i­ty lent.

With Love in Christ,
Bish­op Max­im


Paradise Lost <span class="amp">&</span> Paradise Regained

Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

A Psychology of Authentic Restoration to God

Dr. Steve Har­ris has vol­un­teered to do anoth­er lec­ture at our church on Sun­day, Decem­ber 3, 2017. Please, put it on your cal­en­dar and let your fam­i­ly and friends know. Thank you in advance!

When: Decem­ber 3, 2017, 12:00 PM
Where: 2148 Michel­son Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

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Sister Anastasia’s Visit

Sister Anastasia’s Visit

This Fri­day, Decem­ber 1, we shall have a spe­cial vis­i­tor at our church. Sis­ter Anas­ta­sia from St. Eliz­a­beth Russ­ian Monastery from Min­sk, Belarus, will vis­it our Church for the Akasthist ser­vice at 7 PM. After the Akathist ser­vice, she will do a pre­sen­ta­tion about their monastery and bring some items for sale.

When: Decem­ber 1, 2017, 7:00 PM
Where: 2148 Michel­son Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

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Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God

Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God

A Mir­a­cle-Work­ing, Myrrh-Stream­ing Iveron Icon of the Moth­er of God of Hawaii: A Bless­ing for the Faith­ful in Orange Coun­ty!

The mirac­u­lous myrrh-stream­ing icon of Hawaii will vis­it our church on Novem­ber 18, 2017. The Divine Litur­gy will begin at 10 AM fol­lowed by the Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos.

For the last ten years, an icon of the Holy Moth­er of God and Cross from the Russ­ian Ortho­dox Church in Hon­olu­lu has been stream­ing myrrh. The Myrrh-Stream­ing Iveron icon of the Holy Theotokos was rec­og­nized offi­cial­ly by Russ­ian Ortho­dox Church and Arch­bish­op Kyrill of San Fran­cis­co as “mirac­u­lous” and giv­en an arch­pas­toral bless­ing to trav­el to var­i­ous church­es to be ven­er­at­ed by the faith­ful.

Sat­ur­day evening and on Sun­day, the icon will be in LA coun­ty.

For more infor­ma­tion about the ser­vices, please, call Fr. Blasko at (949) 702‑0706 or email at OBlasko@AOL.com

The cler­gy and faith­ful from all church­es are encour­aged to attend ser­vices and be anoint­ed with the holy myrrh, tru­ly a bless­ing and a gift from the Moth­er of God.

For more infor­ma­tion about the myrrh-stream­ing icons of Hawaii, vis­it their web­site at http://www.orthodoxhawaii.org/icons.html

When: Novem­ber 18, 2017, 10:00 AM
Where: 2148 Michel­son Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

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Serbian / European Food Festival

Serbian / European Food Festival

Bring your fam­i­ly and friends to enjoy this unique din­ing expe­ri­ence — the best in home­made Ser­bian and Euro­pean food and pas­tries.

While Ser­bian music plays in the back­ground and the kids’ frol­ic in the jump house, you can dine in a hos­pitable atmos­phere and then browse through the dis­plays of books, icons, and crafts. Eth­nic danc­ing will fur­ther high­light the event bring­ing you even clos­er to the tra­di­tions of the “old coun­try.”

All are wel­come and will be made to feel right at home!

For more Infor­ma­tion, you can con­tact Fr. Blasko Parak­lis at OBlasko@AOL.com or call (949) 702‑0706.

When: Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 30, 2017, and Sun­day, Octo­ber 1, 2017, from 11 am till evening
Where: 2148 Michel­son Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

Sat­ur­day (Sep­tem­ber 30, 2017)
12:00 pm: Dunav Kolib­ri
12:15 pm: Dunav Kolo
12:30 pm: Balkan Express
12:45 pm: Bul­gar­i­an Folk­lore Group
1:00 pm: St. Sava — San Gabriel
1:15 pm: St. Sava — San Gabriel
1:30 pm: Make­donksi Bis­eri
1:45 pm: Dori Williams — Roman­ian Singer
2:00 pm: El Camino String Ensem­ble
2:15 pm: El Camino String Ensem­ble
2:30 pm: Mag­ic Show

Sun­day (Octo­ber 1, 2017)
12:00 pm: Dunav Kolib­ri
12:15 pm: Dunav Kolo
12:30 pm: Dunav Kolib­ri
12:45 pm: Dunav Kolo
1:00 pm: St. Pet­ka — Escon­di­do
1:15 pm: St. Pet­ka — Escon­di­do
1:30 pm: St. Steven — Alham­bra
1:45 pm: St. Steven — Alham­bra
2:30 pm: St. Steven — Alham­bra
3:00 pm: Mag­ic Show

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New Research on Diabetes and Its Connection to Cancer

New Research on Diabetes and Its Connection to Cancer

While cel­e­brat­ing the Church Sla­va the Nativ­i­ty of the Most Holy Theotokos, join us for a lec­ture and dis­cus­sion of the cur­rent research per­formed at UCLA led by Dr. Tudzaro­va reveal­ing some new insights into the link between the two biggest world epi­demics, dia­betes, and can­cer.

When: Sep­tem­ber 17, 2017
Where: Fel­low­ship Hall at 2148 Michel­son Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

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Church Slava

Church Slava

The Divine Litur­gy will start at 10 AM fol­lowed by the bless­ing of Slava’s cake, fes­tive ban­quet, folk­lore per­for­mance by Dunav Dance group and Ser­bian music.

When: Sep­tem­ber 17, 2017
Where: 2148 Michel­son Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

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God’s Spectacular Wave Symphony and the Essence of Human Nature

God’s Spectacular Wave Symphony and the Essence of Human Nature

God’s Spec­tac­u­lar Wave Sym­pho­ny and the Essence of Human Nature: A lec­ture by the Ortho­dox Chris­t­ian physi­cist Michael Prav­i­ca, Ph.D., Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Physics at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Neva­da, Las Vegas

Divine Litur­gy would be at 10 AM, fol­lowed by a cheva­pi BBQ lunch, and the lec­ture.

When: June 11, 2017
Where: Fel­low­ship Hall at 2148 Michel­son Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

Abstract: Niko­la Tes­la once stat­ed: “If you want to find the secrets of the uni­verse, think in terms of ener­gy, fre­quen­cy, and vibra­tion.” Our world is full of beau­ti­ful vibrat­ing waves of myr­i­ad fre­quen­cies that rep­re­sent prop­a­gat­ing and con­fined ener­gy. Yet waves can often also be viewed as par­ti­cles (such as the quan­tum par­ti­cle of light known as the pho­ton) and vice ver­sa (e.g. the elec­tron). Adding to this mys­tery is the uncer­tain­ty prin­ci­ple of quan­tum mechan­ics which states that the posi­tion of a par­ti­cle and momen­tum (mass times veloc­i­ty) can­not be simul­ta­ne­ous­ly deter­mined. All of these phe­nom­e­na cou­ple with­in our brains to enable our cre­ativ­i­ty, con­nect us with phys­i­cal real­i­ty, and may explain many aspects of human behav­ior. They also enable us to tran­scend four-dimen­sion­al space­time into the meta­phys­i­cal realm. This talk will explain dif­fer­ent kinds of waves and offers mech­a­nisms to par­tial­ly explain our amaz­ing cre­ativ­i­ty, our spec­trum of intel­li­gence, and how we can res­onate with the Cre­ator of this amaz­ing sym­pho­ny. There will also be a demon­stra­tion of var­i­ous waves (such as sound waves) to accom­pa­ny the lec­ture.

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Special Gala Concert

Special Gala Concert

When: May 14, 2017
Where: St. Wilfrid’s of York Epis­co­pal Church at 18631 Chapel Ln, Hunt­ing­ton Beach, CA 92646

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Pascha Celebration

Pascha Celebration

Come and cel­e­brate the Res­ur­rec­tion of our Lord and Sav­ior Jesus Christ! Ser­bian food and danc­ing.

Divine Litur­gy:
When: April 16, 2017, 10 AM — 12 PM
Where: Parish Cen­ter at 2148 Michel­son Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

Ban­quet & Music:
When: April 16, 2017, 12 PM
Where: St. Mark Anti­ochi­an Ortho­dox Church at 17840 Sky Park Cir­cle, Irvine, CA 92614

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